Author Archives: chantico07

About chantico07

Hi, I'm awesome

The Friends by S. Taylor

Book: Yumoto, Kazumi. The Friends. Japan: Fukutake Publishing Company, 1992. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: This book is intended for ages 10-13. Read-Alouds: Just click! Summary: Kiyama, the narrator, and his friends Kawabe and Yamashita become obsessed with death after Yamashita’s … Continue reading

Posted in Book Blogs | 2 Comments

The Storm in the Barn by S. Taylor

Book: Phelan, Matt. The Storm in the Barn. Somerville: Candlewick Press, 2009. Genre: historical/fantasy Graphic Novel Audience: This book is intended for students between the ages of 10-13. Read-Alouds: Booking and Talking… Summary:11 year old Jack and his family are … Continue reading

Posted in Book Blogs | 2 Comments

Crystal by S. Taylor

Book: Myers, Walter Dean. Crystal. New York: Harper Collins, 1987. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: This book is intended for ages 12+ Read-Alouds: Mehhh. Summary: Crystal is a six teen year old black girl, growing up in Harlem.  When a director … Continue reading

Posted in Book Blogs | 2 Comments

Amellican Boln ChI-nEEze by S. Taylor

Book: Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second, 2006. Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel Audience: Grades 10-12 Read Aloud: A.B.C. it’s easy as 1-2-3 Summary: A.B.C. is about three seemingly unrelated stories about the Monkey King, an Asian American boy … Continue reading

Posted in Book Blogs | 2 Comments

Swallow Me Whole (S. Taylor)

A brief discussion of Nate Powell’s, Swallow Me Whole.

Posted in Book Talks | 2 Comments

Wintergirls by S. Taylor

Book: Anderson, Laurie Halse. Wintergirls. New York: Penguin Group, 2009. Genre: Realistic Fiction Audience: This book is directed at students ages 13-18 Read-Alouds: Coming soon. Summary: Lia is a high school senior, who suffers from anorexia; Cassie, her childhood bff, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Blogs | 2 Comments

I AM THE MESSENGER, (YES, ME)

Book: Zusak, Markus. I Am the Messenger. Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia Pty. Limited,   2002. Genre: Suspense (Fiction) Audience: Ages 16 and up Read-Aloud: coming soon! Summary: 19 year old Ed Kennedy, is a cabbie that lives in the shabby part … Continue reading

Posted in Book Blogs | 1 Comment